Cabinet resolution on Telangana in 20 days: Shinde

Taking forward the decision on creation of Telangana, the Home Ministry hopes to present in the next 20 days a cabinet note for initiating the process of carving out a new state.

“We are preparing a note to pass a resolution in the Cabinet. After we finalise the note, it will be sent to the Law Ministry for legal vetting. I hope the note will be presented before the Cabinet within 20 days,” Home Minister Sushil kumar Shinde told reporters here on Monday.

The Cabinet, after giving its approval for creation of Telangana, is expected to set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) to go threadbare into issues arising out of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. This is likely to be followed by a resolution being sent to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly over the formation of the new state. After formation, Telangana will be the 29th state of India.

The CWC, which met on July 30, passed a resolution requesting the Centre “to take steps in accordance with the Constitution to form a separate state of Telangana… within a definite timeframe. The CWC also recommended to the government that Hyderabad should be made the joint capital for a period of 10 years.

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